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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793207/infectivity-reduction-efficacy-of-uv-irradiation-and-peracetic-acid-uv-combined-treatment-on-ms2-bacteriophage-and-murine-norovirus-in-secondary-wastewater-effluent
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ShihChi Weng, Nathan Dunkin, Kellogg J Schwab, James McQuarrie, Kati Bell, Joseph G Jacangelo
Peracetic acid (PAA) is a strong oxidant/bactericide that has been applied in various industries (e.g., food processing, pharmaceuticals, medical device sterilization, etc.) as a disinfectant. There is increasing interest in using PAA for wastewater disinfection because it does not form halogenated byproducts, and no post-treatment quenching is required. Previous studies have demonstrated good efficiency in controlling bacteria in wastewater, but limited information is available for viruses, especially those hosted by mammals (e...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793166/renoprotective-effect-of-the-isoflavonoid-biochanin-a-against-cisplatin-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-mice-effect-on-inflammatory-burden-and-p53-apoptosis
#2
Faiha A Suliman, Dina M Khodeer, Afaf Ibrahiem, Eman T Mehanna, Mohamed K El-Kherbetawy, Hala M F Mohammad, Sawsan A Zaitone, Yasser M Moustafa
Cisplatin is a potent widely-used chemotherapeutics; however, its clinical use is associated with nephrotoxicity. Renoprotective approaches are being discovered to halt the tubular cell death due to inflammatory and apoptotic burdens. In the present study, the renoprotective effects of different doses of biochanin A (10, 20 or 40 mg/kg) in mice treated with a single injection of cisplatin (10 mg/kg) were reported. Cisplatin administration resulted in marked increases in serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen...
May 21, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793161/exposure-of-microcystis-aeruginosa-to-hydrogen-peroxide-and-titanium-dioxide-under-visible-light-conditions-modeling-the-impact-of-hydrogen-peroxide-and-hydroxyl-radical-on-cell-rupture-and-microcystin-degradation
#3
Che-Wei Chang, Xiangchen Huo, Tsair-Fuh Lin
The aims of this study are to evaluate, under visible light conditions, the ability of H2 O2 and TiO2 to produce OH, their quantitative impacts on the cell integrity of Microcystis, and the subsequent release and degradation of microcystins (MCs). A sequential reaction model was developed, including one sub-model to simulate the rupture kinetics for cell integrity of Microcystis, and another to describe the release and degradation of MCs. For cell rupture, the dual-oxidant Delayed Chick-Watson model (DCWM) and dual-oxidant Hom model (HM) were first proposed and developed, giving excellent simulation results of cell rupture kinetics...
May 14, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793154/juvenile-treatment-with-mglur2-3-agonist-prevents-schizophrenia-like-phenotypes-in-adult-by-acting-through-gsk3%C3%AE
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Bo Xing, Genie Han, Min-Juan Wang, Melissa A Snyder, Wen-Jun Gao
Prodromal memory deficits represent an important marker for the development of schizophrenia (SZ), in which glutamatergic hypofunction occurs in the prefrontal cortex (PFC). The mGluR2/3 agonist LY379268 (LY37) attenuates excitatory N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR)-induced neurotoxicity, a central pathological characteristic of glutamatergic hypofunction. We therefore hypothesized that early treatment with LY37 would rescue cognitive deficits and confer benefits for SZ-like behaviors in adults. To test this, we assessed whether early intervention with LY37 would improve learning outcomes in the Morris Water Maze for rats prenatally exposed to methylazoxymethanol acetate (MAM), a neurodevelopmental SZ model...
May 14, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793105/copd-rat-model-is-more-susceptible-to-cold-stress-and-pm-2-5-exposure-and-the-underlying-mechanism
#5
Kai Zhang, Lei Guo, Qiaozhen Wei, Quanquan Song, Jiangtao Liu, Jingping Niu, Li Zhang, Ye Ruan, Bin Luo
The purpose of this study is to verify the hypothesis that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) model rat is more susceptible to cold stress and fine particulate matter (PM2.5 ) exposure than the healthy rat, and explore the related mechanism. COPD rat model, established with cigarette smoke and lipopolysaccharide intratracheal instillation, were exposed to cold stress (0 °C) and PM2.5 (0, 3.2, 12.8 mg/ml). After that, the levels of superoxide dismutase, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), monocyte chemotactic protein 1 (MCP-1) and angiotensin Ⅱ (Ang-Ⅱ) in lung were measured, as well as the expression levels of lung 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB), heme-oxygenase-1 (HO-1) and nuclear factor erythroid-2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793094/effects-of-chronic-antipsychotic-drug-exposure-on-the-expression-of-translocator-protein-and-inflammatory-markers-in-rat-adipose-tissue
#6
Anita Calevro, Marie-Caroline Cotel, Sridhar Natesan, Michel Modo, Anthony C Vernon, Valeria Mondelli
The precise effect of antipsychotic drugs on either central or peripheral inflammation remains unclear. An important issue in this debate is to what extent the known peripheral metabolic effects of antipsychotics, including increased adiposity, may contribute to increased inflammation. Adipose tissue is known to contribute to the development of systemic inflammation, which can eventually lead to insulin resistance and metabolic dysregulation. As a first step to address this question, we evaluated whether chronic exposure to clinically comparable doses of haloperidol or olanzapine resulted in the immune activation of rat adipose tissue...
May 16, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793051/promising-antileishmanial-activity-of-novel-imidazole-antifungal-drug-luliconazole-against-leishmania-major-in-vitro-and-in-silico-studies
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Azar Shokri, Mahdi Abastabar, Masoud Keighobadi, Saeed Emami, Mahdi Fakhar, Saeed Hosseini Teshnizi, Koichi Makimura, Ali Rezaei-Matehkolaei, Hassan Mirzaei
OBJECTIVES: Pentavalent antimonials have been used for the treatment of leishmaniasis for more than 70 years; however their toxicity limits their benefits. Unfortunately, the efficacy of the first line drugs has been decreased and resistance seems to be noticeable. Luliconazole is a new azole with unique effects on fungi which has not been tested on Leishmania parasites yet. METHODS: In the present study, we evaluated cytotoxicity and anti-leishmanial activities of Luliconazole on promastigotes and intracellular amastigotes of Leishmania major (L...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793038/therapeutic-drug-monitoring-and-safety-of-voriconazole-therapy-in-patients-with-child-pugh-class-b-and-c-cirrhosis-a-multicenter-study
#8
Taotao Wang, Miao Yan, Dan Tang, Ling Xue, Tao Zhang, Yuzhu Dong, Li Zhu, Xinggang Wang, Yalin Dong
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the pharmacokinetic profile and safety of voriconazole treatment in patients with Child-Pugh class B and C cirrhosis. METHODS: Liver cirrhosis patients receiving recommended voriconazole maintenance dose (group A) and halved maintenance dose (group B) orally or intravenously were involved. Voriconazole-related adverse events (AEs) were defined according to Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events. RESULTS: A total of 110 voriconazole Cmin were monitored from 78 patients...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792988/towards-quantitative-prediction-of-the-performance-of-dry-powder-inhalers-by-multi-scale-simulations-and-experiments
#9
Duy Nguyen, Johan Remmelgas, Ingela Niklasson Björn, Berend van Wachem, Kyrre Thalberg
This work demonstrates the use of multi-scale simulations coupled with experiments to build a quantitative prediction tool for the performance of adhesive mixtures in a dry powder inhaler (DPI). Using discrete element model (DEM), the behaviour of fine-carrier particle assemblies upon different mechanisms encountered during dose entrainment and dispersion can be described at the individual particle level. Combining these results with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations, the complete dosing event from a DPI can be captured and key performance measures can be extracted...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792952/anticancer-mechanism-of-sinapic-acid-in-pc-3-and-lncap-human-prostate-cancer-cell-lines
#10
Canan Eroğlu, Ebru Avcı, Hasibe Vural, Ercan Kurar
Sinapic acid (SA) is a derivative of hydroxycinnamic acid and found in various vegetables and fruit species. Aim was to evaluate the anticancer effects of SA in PC-3 and LNCaP human prostate cancer cells. The effect of SA on cell viability was determined using XTT assay. Expressions of 8 genes for apoptosis and 6 genes for metastasis were evaluated by qPCR. Caspase-3 activity was determined using caspase-3 colorimetric assay kit. Effect of SA on cell invasion was evaluated with cell invasion assay. The IC50 dose of SA in PC-3 and LNCaP cells was found to be 1000 μM for 72 h...
May 21, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792945/cross-linking-by-epichlorohydrin-and-diepoxybutane-correlates-with-cytotoxicity-and-leads-to-apoptosis-in-human-leukemia-hl-60-cells
#11
Phuong M Le, Vanesa L Silvestri, Samuel C Redstone, Jordanne B Dunn, Julie T Millard
The bifunctional alkylating agents epichlorohydrin (ECH) and diepoxybutane (DEB) have been linked to increased cancer risks in industrial workers. These compounds react with DNA and proteins, leading to genotoxic effects. We used the comet assay to monitor formation of cross-links in HL-60 cells treated with ECH, DEB, and the structurally related anti-cancer drug mechlorethamine (HN2). We report a time- and dose-dependent cytotoxicity that correlated with cross-linking activity, following the order HN2 > DEB > ECH...
May 21, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792935/lp533401-restores-bone-health-in-5-6-nephrectomized-rats-by-a-decrease-of-gut-derived-serotonin-and-regulation-of-serum-phosphate-through-the-inhibition-of-phosphate-co-transporters-expression-in-the-kidneys
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Dariusz Pawlak, Beata Znorko, Bartlomiej Kalaska, Tomasz Domaniewski, Radosław Zawadzki, Paweł Lipowicz, Michał Doroszko, Urszula Łebkowska, Piotr Grabowski, Krystyna Pawlak
LP533401 is an orally bioavailable small molecule that inhibits tryptophan hydroxylase-1, an enzyme responsible for the synthesis of gut-derived serotonin (GDS). Recently, we showed that increased GDS in rats with chronic kidney disease (CKD) affected bone strength and metabolism. We tested the hypothesis that treatment with LP533401 could reverse CKD-induced bone loss in uremia. Sixteen weeks after 5/6 nephrectomy, rats were randomized into untreated (CKD), treated with vehicle (VEH) and LP533401 at a dose of 30 or 100 mg/kg daily for 8 weeks...
May 21, 2018: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792908/acute-effects-of-caffeine-on-threat-selective-attention-moderation-by-anxiety-and-eeg-theta-beta-ratio
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Dana van Son, Rik Schalbroeck, Angelos Angelidis, Nic van der Wee, Willem van der Does, Peter Putman
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous EEG theta/beta ratio (TBR) probably marks prefrontal cortical (PFC) executive control, and its regulation of attentional threat-bias. Caffeine at moderate doses may strengthen executive control through increased PFC catecholamine action, dependent on basal PFC function. GOAL: To test if caffeine affects threat-bias, moderated by baseline frontal TBR and trait-anxiety. METHODS: A pictorial emotional Stroop task was used to assess threat-bias in forty female participants in a cross-over, double-blind study after placebo and 200 mg caffeine...
May 21, 2018: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792899/protective-effect-of-exendin-4-treatment-on-erectile-dysfunction-induced-by-chronic-methylglyoxal-administration-in-rats
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Selvinaz Dalaklioglu, Arda Tasatargil, Nilay Kuscu, Soner Celik, Ciler Celik-Ozenci, Sebahat Ozdem, Ayse Barutcigil, Ikbal Kucukcetin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of chronic exendin-4 (Ex-4) treatment on corpus cavernosum (CC) dysfunction in methylglyoxal (MGO) administered rats. METHODS: Male rats were divided into four groups as control, MGO (75 mg/kg/day in drinking water for 12 weeks), MGO + low-dose Ex-4 (0.1 μg/kg twice daily subcutaneously for 12 weeks concomitant with MGO), and MGO + high-dose Ex-4 (1 μg/kg twice daily subcutaneously for 12 weeks concomitant with MGO)...
May 21, 2018: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792859/long-non-coding-rna-miat-is-estrogen-responsive-and-promotes-estrogen-induced-proliferation-in-er-positive-breast-cancer-cells
#15
Yuehua Li, Baohong Jiang, Xiaoping Wu, Qin Huang, Wenqi Chen, Hongbo Zhu, Xiaofei Qu, Liming Xie, Xin Ma, Guo Huang
Estrogen drives the development and progression of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer. However, the detailed mechanism underlying ER-driven carcinogenesis remains unclear despite extensive studies. Previously reports indicated higher expression of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) myocardial infarction associated transcript (MIAT) in ER-positive breast cancer tissues than in ER-negative tissues. However, the functional relevance of MIAT in ER-positive breast cancer tumorigenesis was poorly understood...
May 21, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792857/tgf-%C3%AE-plays-a-vital-role-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-tnbc-drug-resistance-through-regulating-stemness-emt-and-apoptosis
#16
Xiaodan Xu, Lu Zhang, Xiaogang He, Ping Zhang, Caihong Sun, Xiaojun Xu, Yaojuan Lu, Feifei Li
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most malignant subtype of breast cancer in which the cell surface lacks usual targets for drug to exhibit its effects. Epirubicin (Epi) is widely used for TNBC, but a substantial number of patients develop Epi resistance that is usually associated with poor prognosis. Transforming growth factor (TGF-β) is a multifunctional cytokine. In recent study, it appears that TGF-β influences the cancer stem cell population, thus, the drug resistance of cancer may also be affected...
May 21, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792841/decarboxylation-of-ang-1-7-to-ala-1-ang-1-7-leads-to-significant-changes-in-pharmacodynamics
#17
Anja Tetzner, Maura Naughton, Kinga Gebolys, Jenny Eichhorst, Esther Sala, Óscar Villacañas, Thomas Walther
The heptapeptide angiotensin (Ang)-(1-7) is part of the beneficial arm of the renin-angiotensin system. Ang-(1-7) has cardiovascular protective effects, stimulates regeneration, and opposes the often detrimental effects of Ang II. We recently identified the G protein-coupled receptors Mas and MrgD as receptors for the heptapeptide. Ala1 -Ang-(1-7) (Alamandine), a decarboxylated form of Ang-(1-7), has similar vasorelaxant effects, but has been described to only stimulate MrgD. Therefore, this study aimed to characterise the consequences of the lack of the carboxyl group in amino acid 1 on intracellular signalling and to identify the receptor fingerprint for Ala1 -Ang-(1-7)...
May 21, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792813/metabolomics-reveals-the-molecular-mechanisms-of-copper-induced-cucumber-leaf-cucumis-sativus-senescence
#18
Lijuan Zhao, Yuxiong Huang, Kelly Paglia, Arpana Vaniya, Benjamin Wancewicz, Arturo A Keller
Excess copper may disturb plant photosynthesis and induce leaf senescence. The underlying toxicity mechanism is not well understood. Here, 3-week-old cucumber plants were foliar exposed to different copper concentrations (10, 100 and 500 mg/L) for a final dose of 0.21, 2.1 and 10 mg/plant, using CuSO4 as the Cu ion source for seven days, three times per day. Metabolomics quantified 149 primary and 79 secondary metabolites. A number of intermediates of the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle were significantly down-regulated 1...
May 24, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792731/apr3-modulates-oxidative-stress-and-mitochondrial-function-in-arpe-19-cells
#19
Yuan Li, Xuan Zou, Jing Gao, Ke Cao, Zhihui Feng, Jiankang Liu
Impairment of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells is considered a key contributor to the development of age-related macular degeneration. Apoptosis-related protein 3 (APR3) was recently discovered after treatment with all- trans retinoic acid, a pivotal molecule in RPE cells. However, the function of APR3 remains poorly understood. In the present study, we found that APR3 could interact with nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2, which is a regulator of phase II enzymes, and that knockdown of APR3 promoted nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 nuclear translocation and activated expression of phase II enzymes, which was accompanied by improved redox status and mitochondrial activity...
May 24, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792729/90-kvp-low-tube-voltage-ct-pulmonary-angiography-in-combination-with-advanced-modelled-iterative-reconstruction-algorithm-effects-on-radiation-dose-image-quality-and-diagnostic-accuracy-for-the-detection-of-pulmonary-embolism
#20
Doris Leithner, Tatjana Gruber-Rouh, Martin Beeres, Julian L Wichmann, Scherwin Mahmoudi, Simon S Martin, Lukas Lenga, Moritz H Albrecht, Christian Booz, Thomas J Vogl, Jan-Erik Scholtz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate low-tube-voltage 90-kVp computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) with advanced modelled iterative reconstruction algorithm (Admire) compared to 120-kVp equivalent dual-energy acquisition with regards to radiation exposure, image quality, and diagnostic accuracy for pulmonary embolism (PE) assessment. METHODS: CTPA studies of 40 patients with suspected PE (56.7 ± 16.3 years) performed on a third-generation 192-slice dual-source CT scanner were retrospectively included...
May 24, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
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